Philip M. Coffin, III

Philip M. Coffin, III (Portland, Maine)

Philip M. Coffin, III

Attorney in Portland, ME
Phil is a seasoned trial attorney, having brought numerous cases to successful verdicts in both federal and state courts throughout Maine for thirty years. His practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on the defense of physicians, attorneys, agents and brokers in malpractice cases. Phil has also represented physicians and other professionals in licensure investigations and applications, as well as related administrative proceedings. As a result of his considerable accomplishments in medical malpractice defense cases, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers every year since 2008. Phil is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and is a fellow of the International Society of Barristers and the Litigation Counsel of America.

“Being a knowledgeable and creative person is essential in my work as a trial attorney. I have to build quickly a full understanding of a client’s business, professional and personal situation in order to advocate effectively on their behalf.”

Phil also has an active products liability defense practice, and has successfully defended national companies as well as local retailers. Phil and his partner Peter Del Bianco currently serve as counsel to the Maine Chiefs of Police and regularly provide advice and representation to law enforcement officials in civil litigation.

Phil is committed to active involvement in both professional and community organizations and has spoken at numerous seminars. In 1994, Phil was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization that is committed to improving the ethical and practice standards of trial attorneys and the trial process, and is currently the President of the Maine Chapter of ABOTA. He also serves on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Committee on Professional Responsibility by appointment of the Court. Cognizant of the increasingly few opportunities for new attorneys to develop trial experience, Phil was instrumental in forming an ad hoc mentoring committee for young lawyers and was the co-chair.

Phil and his wife, Susan Peck, also an attorney, have three daughters. They spend much of their free time in the Maine outdoors, skiing, bicycling, hiking, and gardening.


Village on the Green Association,
Carrabassett Valley, ME
Board member,
Bicycle Coalition of Maine

Board member,
Maine Huts & Trails
Past Chair,

Board of Directors of the Regional

Transportation Program, Inc.

Past Chair,

Portland Chapter of the American

Red Cross


AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

fellow, International Society of


fellow, Litigation Counsel of

Recognized in the Best Lawyers in

Selected for inclusion in Super

Lawyers Edition 2008-present,
Benchmark Litigation Local
Litigation Stars, and Chambers
USA Leading Lawyers

Selected for inclusion in Super

Lawyers Best of the Best

Top 100 New England lawyers,

one of five Maine designees,

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Peer Rating 5.0 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Professional and Products Liability

Peer Rating

Peer Rating

Overall Peer Rating

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in 1981, Maine
United States District Court for District of Maine
United States Court of Appeals First Circuit
Credit Cards Accepted
Additional Payment Information
Free Initial Consultation
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
University of Maine School of Law
cum laude, Managing Editor, Maine Law Review
University Attended
University of Maine at Orono
summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Associations & Memberships

Professional Memberships

President, Maine Chapter of the
American Board of Trial Advocates
Past President, Tri-State Defense
Lawyers Association
Co-chair, Law Firm Management &

Technology Committee of the

Maine State Bar Association

Member, Cumberland County Bar


Maine State Bar Association Defense Research Institute

Maine Trial Lawyers Association

Maine Civil Liberties Union

Community Contributions

Community Contributions
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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Lambert Coffin
14th Floor, 477 Congress Street, P.O. Box 15215,
Portland, ME 04112-5215
Office Information
Office Information
Philip M. Coffin, III
Lambert Coffin
14th Floor, 477 Congress Street, P.O. Box 15215,
Portland, ME 04112-5215

Lambert Coffin (Portland, Maine)